Financing

Financing

The Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH finances its activities by a fee which has to be paid for the participation in the dual system for packaging recycling.

In compliance with the user-pays principle, the licence fees for the Green Dot are calculated on the basis of the material used, the weight and the number of items sold. They also take account of the different costs incurred for collecting and sorting the packaging materials and, in the case of plastics, for recycling. The companies pay only for those items of packaging they put on to the German market.

Additionally customers of DSD can conclude a trademark contract for the use of the trademark “The Green Dot”. Use of the trademark is only possible for packaging conforming to the requirements of the German Packaging Ordinance.  The fees for the trademark are shown in the following:

Material

Euro/tonne

Glass

1.00

Paper/cardboard

3.00

Plastic

17.00

Composites

13.00

Tinplate

5.00

Aluminium

13.00

Further information regarding The Green Dot please find on the DSD website:

http://www.gruener-punkt.de/en/business-units/packaging/dual-system/die-marke-der-gruene-punkt.html